Another Registration & License FEE!! Bicycles!!

Re: Another Registration & License FEE!! Bicycles!!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:31 pm

Forget what it cost if anything but the local PD where I lived had a voluntary registration for bikes. They gave you a sticker and recorded the serial number.
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Re: Another Registration & License FEE!! Bicycles!!

PostBy: paulfun On: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:36 pm

Freddy wrote:They talked about that last year here in Maine. I wrote a letter to the editor that got printed... I suggested they don't forget skis, snowshoes, roller skates, foot powered scooters, swim fins, and of course sneakers. Come on people! Where does it stop?? I'll tell you where.... if it doesn't have a motor it doesn't need a license plate. Sheesh! That's bull about "needing it to identify people". 99.9% of people carry ID on them as it is. Insurance? When you are using skis, snowshoes, roller skates, foot powered scooters, swim fins, and of course sneakers you are responsible as it is. We need the cities & state getting money from us also? Let them pass this & it won't be long before they tax your shoes & I don't want to hear any complaints when they do!!!



I,m with you! It needs to stop!
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Re: Another Registration & License FEE!! Bicycles!!

PostBy: Kenbod On: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:03 pm

The is more NY crap! Yet another reason to leave (as if I'm not getting more every day). There are already plenty of UN-ENFORCED bike laws to address reckless and criminal actions.

Anybody who believes that money is going to go to a 'special fund' reserved for anything bike related is a FOOL! NY has pillaged every special interest account in existence. Some of the 'Tobacco Settlement' money went to pay for infertility treatments for the poor so they could have more kids for the State to pay for.

Anybody who falls for this deserves to suffer the consequences.

Like one of our esteemed forum members says at the bottom of his posts: the government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have.
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Re: Another Registration & License FEE!! Bicycles!!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:35 pm

I don't know where in NY you're from & granted NY has the same problems as any other state that has politicians,but,I'd love to know where you got your infertility info :?:
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Re: Another Registration & License FEE!! Bicycles!!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:54 pm

Well, just for the record--this law got shot down--it was for 18 yr olds and older & in my opinion, would've effected NYC more then anyone--I would of loved to see it pass--the city people beat the system by not owning cars & we all get screwed on public transportation costs--closest bus to my place is about 15 miles :( Oh well---I don't know any 18 yr olds out here that don't drive a motor vehicle of some sort--it'd take half a day to bike anywhere---almost had em but a bunch of uninformed people that were worried about how unfair this was for thier kids--it is a no-go
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Re: Another Registration & License FEE!! Bicycles!!

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:58 pm

lowfog01 wrote:I spent my childhood in Cedar Rapids, IA and the bikes all were registered with the police there. It was only a dollar and the police used the opportunity to teach a few rules of the road and bike safety...No one thought anything of it.

Same where I grew up. Every summer the police would have a bike fair where they preached safety, and you would ride a slalom through the traffic cones or some such stunt and win prizes like your very own flashlight or a bell for your bike. Mine was a heavy black steel Firestone with a coaster brake on the rear wheel and no gears, just single speed and it probably weighed 40 pounds and I probably only weighed 80. And those bikes took us everywhere. Ten, fifteen, twenty-five miles in a day was nothing, with a stop to go swimming along the way and then put the bat and glove across the handle bars and pedal to the Little League field to play nine innings in the evening. Today when I drive my CAR some of the places that we routinely biked to, I scratch my head and wonder how the day was long enough for me to pedal there and back when I was 12.
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